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Freebie 90 Day Trial of a Secure Email Service

Everybody deserves a freebie once in a while! This freebie trial of a secure email account is on a previous post about a secure email service called Startmail. Here is the comment repost dated 2/6/17:Continue readingFreebie 90 Day Trial of a Secure Email Service

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The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest surveillance network with the web,” said Mr. Kahle, whose group organized the conference. “China can make it impossible for people there to read things, and just a few big service providers are the de facto organizers of your experience. We have the ability to change all that.”Continue readingThe Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

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How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

These so-called ‘revenge porn’ sites house images of now-spurned former partners who once voluntarily posed in private with someone they thought they could trust.

Some images are lifted from social media sites and manipulated on-screen to turn them into pornography. Others are stolen using sophisticated spyware, which can switch on and then control cameras on a victim’s computer or ‘smart’ TVContinue readingHow images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

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Mint.com says they can Share my Personal Information with Anyone. Goodbye Mint.com.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to share or disclose your personal information with law enforcement, government officials, and other regulatory agencies. We may share or make available anonymous or aggregate information that cannot by used to identify you with:

3rd parties for research, marketing and promotional purposes and those 3rd parties may publicly report the findings of their research or analysis;Continue readingMint.com says they can Share my Personal Information with Anyone. Goodbye Mint.com.

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It’s Your Duty to Install Ad Blockers. But Which Ones and Why?

If you value your privacy you might have taken notice this week when Edward Snowden says “it’s your ‘duty’ to install ad blockers”…

the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online. One of the less obvious security tips: flip on an ad blocker.”
Continue readingIt’s Your Duty to Install Ad Blockers. But Which Ones and Why?

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Keep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day.

‘There’s just going to be a lot more data generated about what’s happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won’t scale,’ said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of engineering.

Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!Continue readingKeep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

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I have 2 Secure Email Accounts to Give Away

Startmail gave me two companion accounts to give away with the subscription. Rather than waste them by just forwarding the links to people who may not be tech savvy enough to use them, I figured I would post them to the blog, although I do think the service is great for those who are not tech savvy either.Continue readingI have 2 Secure Email Accounts to Give Away

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Facebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

Most people I talked to about the new Messenger app were outraged that Facebook has access to everything on their phones so everyone is now a privacy expert and going around encouraging each other to delete the Facebook Messenger app.

“Privacy Experts” agree that the app has access to your camera, photo’s, your location data, everything you post to Facebook, all your contacts info and all your personal info which users themselves freely give up. How did this happen!?!?!?Continue readingFacebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

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StartMail: A Secure Alternative to Gmail

This may be the first of many blog postings regarding moving from a Google product. Although I have always been a fan of Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra, especially since I am not a fan of Facebook, the recent news that Google has updated its terms of service to officially state they scan and keep…Continue readingStartMail: A Secure Alternative to Gmail